Whitman-Walker is excited to announce our participation in MOSAICO, a new HIV vaccine research study! This international study is an effort to develop a safe and effective global HIV vaccine for people at risk of getting HIV. We already have important HIV prevention tools, like PrEP – the daily pill that prevents HIV, and PEP – a 28-day course of medication that prevents HIV after an exposure to the virus. If shown to be effective and safe, an HIV vaccine could provide another tool for individuals to choose from when deciding on the best HIV prevention option for their sexual health needs.
What to know about the study?
• MOSAICO is sponsored by a public-private partnership between Janssen Vaccines & Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and the HIV Vaccine Trials Network.
At the end of 2018, there were 12,322 DC residents living with HIV—1.8% of the District’s population. Of those 12,322 DC residents, more than 3,400 of received their HIV care and treatment at Whitman-Walker. That same year, there were 360 DC residents newly diagnosed with HIV. Of those 360 DC residents, more than 100 of them learned they were living with HIV at Whitman-Walker.
Whitman-Walker has cared for people impacted by HIV for more than 30 years. Before researchers discovered treatments for HIV, Whitman-Walker helped people die with dignity. When the first HIV treatments for HIV started saving lives in 1996, Whitman-Walker began helping people to live healthy lives and manage their HIV.
Help Whitman-Walker keep your community healthy and thriving with the MOSAICO study. Text or call 202-670-1480 or email email@example.com to learn how you can help develop another tool for HIV prevention. Visit whitman-walker.org/hivresearch to read more information about the study.
About Whitman-Walker Health
For over 40 years, Whitman-Walker Health has been proudly serving communities who often feel critically left out of the health care system. Whitman-Walker provides stigma-free, culturally humble and vital health care to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, gender expansive and queer communities, as well as to those living with or affected by HIV; and to individuals who cannot afford to pay or otherwise feel uncomfortable in other health care settings. Learn more about Whitman-Walker at whitman-walker.org.